I was reading @Oprah's book "The Wisdom of Sundays" and, a few pages in, I read about forgiveness. I've never felt myself to be good at forgiving so I Googled what it means to forgive. Over the years, people have wronged me, whether it be a schoolmate, ex-lover, co-worker, or random person on the street, some to greater extents than others. I can name about five really BIG wrongs against me, wrongs that defined my life permanently.
"Forgiveness [is] a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness."
Mind blown. For so long I thought that forgivesness meant coming to terms or accepting what happened to you or the person who inflicted the wrong doing. I struggled for so long because no matter how much time passed I never changed my view on how horrible and wrong the behavior was. I've always moved on, and cast the person from my mind while holding on to the lesson learned, but I never accepted the situation. I always felt at though I was missing something, not completely forgiving, but little did I know I was forgiving this whole time! #bridoessf